Tatil’s Sumairsingh: Switch from imported to local
Chip Sa Gomes, chairman of Tatil and Tatil Life, presents a trophy to Trudy Pedro, 2015 Best All Round Producer during the insurance company’s Annual Salespersons Awards yesterday at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre. PHOTO: SEAN NERO
There is no likelihood of a food shortage if consumers shift their tastes from imported to local items, Executive Director of the Ansa McAL Group of Companies Ray Sumairsingh said yesterday.
“We have been living on the exotic end of the scale, we have suppressed our own natural production. I think once you start adjusting to the reality that imported goods and services become more expensive, we start finding creative ways to increase our output,” he said.
Sumairsingh, speaking to reporters following yesterday’s Tatil and Tatil Life Agent Awards at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, was commenting on concerns expressed by supermarkets and food importers of a shortage because of ongoing problems with the supply of foreign exchange.
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